New York Times, Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJWX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite

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© 2009, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Christine's lover in "The Phantom of the Opera" : ERIK
5. Onetime science magazine : OMNI
9. Philosopher with a "razor" : OCCAM
14. "___ Lama Ding Dong," 1961 hit for the Edsels : RAMA
15. Paper purchase : REAM
16. Best-selling author Bret Easton ___ : ELLIS
17. "The Lord ___ shepherd ..." : ISMY
18. Only common word in the English language with the consecutive letters MPG : CAMPGROUND
20. Wild animal track : SPOOR
22. Command to a person holding a deck of cards : DEAL
23. ___ lily : SEGO
24. What colors may do in hot water : BLEED
26. Moves back, as a hairline : RECEDES
28. ... ADQ ... : HEADQUARTERS
31. Carney of "The Honeymooners" : ART
32. Catch some Z's : DOZE
33. "This tastes horrible!" : YECCH
37. Really ticked : IRED
39. Circus stick : STILT
42. "Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
43. Actress Winona : RYDER
45. Captain for 40 days and nights : NOAH
47. "___ approved" (motel sign) : AAA
48. ... KSG ... : THANKSGIVING
52. "I don't want to hear about it!" : SPAREME
55. Perform really badly : STINK
56. Golfer Isao : AOKI
57. Escape clauses, e.g. : OUTS
60. Pair of lenses : SPECS
62. ... ZKR ... : BLITZKRIEG
65. Cheese sold in red paraffin : EDAM
66. Cowboy star Lash, who taught Harrison Ford how to use a bullwhip : LARUE
67. Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
68. Trick : RUSE
69. Rub out : ERASE
70. Butterfly catchers' needs : NETS
71. German admiral Maximilian von ___ : SPEE
1. Goddess of discord : ERIS
2. ... SPB ... : RASPBERRY
3. Burned ceremonially : IMMOLATED
4. Walloped but good : KAYOED
5. "The Lord of the Rings" baddie : ORC
6. Lake ___, created by Hoover Dam : MEAD
7. ID : NAME
8. Bestow : IMPART
9. Not 'neath : OER
10. Narrowly spaced, as the eyes : CLOSESET
11. Aware, with "in" : CLUED
12. All-Star Danny who played for the 1980s Celtics : AINGE
13. PC platform released in 1982 : MSDOS
19. Mirth : GLEE
21. Necessary: Abbr. : REQD
25. Pairs : DUOS
27. What Evita asked Argentina not to do for her : CRY
28. Fur : HAIR
29. First anti-AIDS drug : AZT
30. Freshen, as a stamp pad : REINK
34. Fettered : CHAINEDUP
35. ... NKC ... : CRANKCASE
36. Romance/suspense novelist Tami : HOAG
38. Rubble, e.g. : DETRITUS
40. The "L" in L.A. : LOS
41. Marks with graffiti : TAGS
44. Baseball summary inits. : RHE
46. The middle part of 44-Down : HITS
49. Crazedly : AMOK
50. One of about 100 billion in the human brain : NEURON
51. Snakes : VIPERS
52. Expensive fur : SABLE
53. Arctic or antarctic : POLAR
54. "Seven Samurai" director Kurosawa : AKIRA
58. Tucker out : TIRE
59. Zen Buddhism, e.g. : SECT
61. Right-hand man for a man with no right hand : SMEE
63. Capital of Zambia? : ZEE
64. Tankful : GAS

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